Adding a Combo Box (Dropdown Menu) to a form

Combo Box field will add a dropdown menu to your document.  This article will cover the basics of adding this field.


Step 1 - Choose the Combo Box feature

  • Open the Forms Tab.
  • Click on Combo Box.




Step 2 - Place the field on your PDF

You will see the outline for the combo box appear on your document. You can position it wherever you would like.

  • Click anywhere in your file to place the box.
    • Hold down your left mouse button and drag the cursor to resize the field as you place it. 



Step 3 - Set your Combo Box properties

This article will not go into detail about most options. Click here for a full list of all form field properties, including how to set up calculations for your dropdown. 

  • Switch to Edit Mode.
  • Select the Combo Box.
  • Click the Properties icon




Step 4 - Choose Value List Option

  • Open the Values Tab.
  • Click on Set next to Options




Step 5 - Add Values

You can add values to the list for your users. You can add the public-facing Name and customize the behind-the-scenes Value name

  • Click Add.
  • Type your value name.
  • Click anywhere else to confirm.
  • Repeat until all values are added. 




Step 6 - Edit Public Name and Value Name

The Name column is what your user will see. Under Value you can set a different value name for data purposes

  • Double-click on the name you want to update.
  • Type into the box.
  • Click anywhere else to confirm.


Step 7 - Confirm the new value list

  • Click Apply to confirm your new list. 




Step 8 - Test the Combo Box

  • Switch to View mode.
  • Click on the box.




Bonus Step - Deleting a value

  • Click on the bin icon.




Bonus Step - Editable Value

If you are working with a Combo Box (Dropdown Menu) you can provide users the option to edit dropdown entries, adding their own.

  • Toggle the switch next to Editable.




Bonus Step - Deleting a Combo Box

  • Switch to Edit Mode.
  • Right-click on your form field.
  • Select Remove.  



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